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It supports the use of new or innovative building products in specified circumstances in Australia, by providing a nationally accepted process for demonstrating compliance with the National Construction Code.
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Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 4) This Technical Report, Arousal from Sleep with a Smoke Detector in Children and Adults, involved the development of a Fundamental Model, incorporating engineerin
This report provides the data derived from research conducted on the spatial dimensions for occupied manual and powered wheelchairs in Australia.
Regulation Impact Statement for decision In November 2018, ABCB agreed to amend the Deemed-to-Satisfy (DTS) provisions of the National Construction Code to require fire sprinkler systems in new Cla
This report provides commentary on the cost implications of a range of proposed Deemed-to-Satisfy provisions emanating from the Emergency Egress for all Occupants Project.
Public Report This Public Report details the progress in the delivery of the Building Confidence Report (BCR) National Framework by the ABCB's BCR Implementation Team.
This paper investigates whether the current Australian Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme encourages heat stress resistance. Submitted as part of the ABCB Scholarship Research Program.
Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 1) This Final Report on the Restructure of BCA-90 Fire Provisions, Volume Two was undertaken to provide BCA fire provisions, restructured as detailed in the accompa
Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 4) This Technical Report, Flashover Fires - An Experimental Program, involved the development of a Fundamental Model, incorporating engineering, risk-assessment met
Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 4) This Technical Report, Selected Literature Reviews on Human Behaviour in Fire, involved the development of a Fundamental Model, incorporating engineering, risk-a
This paper was submitted by the ABCB to the Water Supply and Drainage Symposium hosted by the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) in September 2019.
This paper investigates the development of solutions for Building Optimisation Problems (BOPs).
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Regulation Impact Statement for decision In November, the ABCB agreed to amend the NCC to require the construction of separate accessible adult change facilities (AACF) in public buildings includin
Regulation Impact Statement for decision In November 2018, the ABCB agreed to implement separate heating and cooling load limits in the NCC for assessments subject to the Nationwide House Energy Ra
Outcomes Report This report details the findings of the consultation process on a Scoping Study, Energy Efficiency: NCC 2022 and beyond.
This report provides information about deaths reported to an Australian State or Territory between 01/01/2001 and 31/12/2013, where the person died as a result of scalding caused by water sourced f
This final decision Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) is an evaluation of the qualitative impacts of options concerning private bushfire shelters.
Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 2) This final submission, Fire Performance of Materials - Wall and Ceiling Lining Materials, was undertaken to confirm the need for regulatory control and identify
Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 3)This report, Fire Resistance and Non-Combustibility - Room and Furnace Tests of Fire Rated Construction, provides support for the calculation procedures used to a
Fire Code Reform Centre (Project 2)